Bombay high court museum

Visit the sprawling Victorian campus of the Bombay High Court for a surprise that comes in the form of a tiny museum in the premises. The Bombay High Court Museum is a 19th century looking court room that has been decorated with artifacts and documents from the colonial era and imparts information about the legal history of India.


Information for Visitors

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday & Sunday closed)

Location: Dr. Kane Road, Fort, Mantralaya, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Entry Fees: Free

About the Museum

The Bombay High Court might not be the place you are looking forward to visiting, but housed in Room Number 17 is a tiny court museum on the premises that is worth your time and attention. The Bombay High Court Museum which has been grabbing the attention of history enthusiasts and law students is located past the twisting Victorian corridors of the High Court and was inaugurated in 2015.

Not a very popular sight in Mumbai for tourists, but the court museum will leave you in awe and with a great deal of information from the pre-colonial era to the present time. The museum has interiors that resemble a courtroom with the space well-curated with old legal rolls, portraits of the advocates, and a minuscule model of the Bombay High Court in a corner. You will find Gandhiji’s certificate from the year 1891 and his application for studying law dating back to the 1890s along with the degree and certificate of Shri Vallabhbhai Patel that are on display here. The museum will transport you back to the 19th century that oozes British vibes with objects such as the heavy wooden chairs, tables, a feather ink pen, and a vintage typewriter, ‘Mignon 1905’. The display also has a gown of a British advocate, a wig, and a box tucked inside a glass shelf. The walls of the museum are decorated with portraits and informative charts that depict the rich and intermingled Indo-British legal history.

A tour of the Bombay High Court Museum will leave you astounding and is like a secret door to the world of old judicial legal documents and the British era. It is an ideal place for anyone who is interested in legal history or loves the beautiful Victorian architecture and the sprawling campus of the Bombay High Court.

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Vastu Sangrahalaya
  • Jehangir Art Gallery
  • Kala Ghoda Art Precinct
  • Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

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